From Tinuy-An Falls, we drove to the famous Enchanted River for about half an hour.
Kuya Don Don told us that Enchanted River was closed that time. It was under construction and they can’t let guests come inside. However, Kuya Don Don worked with his magic and with a flick of his finger (and an on-the-spot boat ride), we were able to see what we wanted to see in the small and quiet town of Hinatuan.
I knew how it would look like because of all the photos of the river I found online. And I knew that it would amaze me. But when I saw it, when we saw we’re both in so much awe. It was as beautiful as how it looked like in the photos but since we were seeing it for real, it’s ten times more beautiful. And we were the only ones in there!
The entire trip ended at 6 PM. At that time, we were not sure yet whether to spend the night in Bislig, or take the bus and go straight to Claver and rent a room somewhere near Hayanggabon Port, where we will be riding the boat to Socorro the next morning. Kuya Don Don made a suggestion to spend the night in Tandag instead, a town halfway between Bislig and Claver. We took his advice and took the last bus to Barobo and then a van ride from Barobo to Tandag.